Since its 2012 launch, Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends line of fragrances and skincare products has been celebration of the brand’s apothecary heritage, commitment to natural ingredients and sustainable sourcing methods. This year, Kiehl’s delivers the fifth addition to the Aromatic Blends range: Patchouli & Fresh Rose.
Kiehl’s chemists formulated Patchouli & Fresh Rose to complement Kiehl’s existing Aromatic Blends offerings (Fig Leaf & Sage, Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Orange Flower & Lychee, and Vanilla & Cedarwood) all of which come in a delicate fragrance, body cleanser and body lotion.
Patchouli & Fresh Rose takes patrons on a wonderful journey to the Brazilian forest as well as the grassy fields of Southern France, capturing the vibrant, woody scent of Patchouli and the fresh, petal-like aroma of Rose Centifolia respectively.
“Patchouli and Rose contains two unique qualities of traditional ingredients to create a unique scent experience,” explains David Suffit, Assistant Vice President of Fragrance Development.
“The first unique quality comes from the extraction process. Cultivated in France, the rose petals undergo a process known as superessence, a combination of extraction followed by distillation. This technique delivers the full olfactive spectrum of a fresh living rose. Secondly, the Patchouli is sourced from Brazil, where it develops a cleaner and creamier profile than its oft-harvested Indonesian counterpart. The result is a simple, unexpected scent that is distinctly Kiehl’s.”
The new Aromatic Blends Patchouli & Fresh Rose Body Cleanser RRP $32 is my personal fave and has been specially formulated without sulfate-based surfactants instead applying a synergistic blend of very mild surfactants to protect the skin’s natural moisture balance.